Following the opening of an expansive 1600 square foot flagship London showroom in early 2020, Officine Gullo, the Florentine kitchen company specialised in appliances and kitchens forged in the Tuscan metalwork tradition, announces a new retail partnership with iconic kitchen brand Smallbone. The launch of the dedicated space in Victoria followed closely by this announcement cements the company’s presence at the epicentre of European design and gives prominence to the growing list of international showrooms around the globe.
Showcasing a range of specialist cooking equipment in a lifestyle-driven setting this new partnership will further increase Officine Gullo’s presence in London’s high-end kitchen design sector. In a new, state-of-the-art showroom on Brompton Road due to launch in winter 2020, Smallbone’s ‘Iconic’ collection will be powered by Officine Gullo’s professional ranges and specialist cooking appliances developed for home use. Sinks and taps demonstrating the finest examples of industrial strength Italian metalwork will be fitted across the new range to complement exceptional joinery by the English manufacturer.
Pietro Gullo comments “ultimately the companies have their own specific backgrounds but that is the beauty of this partnership. We have two brands with a deep heritage working in a different but parallel local tradition. It makes perfect sense for us to work together. It makes me proud to see our specialist appliances powering these beautifully crafted kitchens”.
Also available at the Smallbone showroom will be a classical freestanding prosciutto slicer and professional BBQ marrying beauty and performance, alongside a range of own brand kitchen accessories.
Brand Consultant for Officine Gullo Alison Henry comments “we have selected a very smart pairing of signature white panels with gun metal trim for the metalwork, range and hood to tie in with the new look kitchen from Smallbone. While cooking is the focus of this kitchen it also looks outstanding, creating the perfect backdrop for entertaining family and friends while at the same time demonstrating the bespoke nature of what we do.”
Officine Gullo kitchens combine state-of-the-art technology and precision engineering with unique design. Its cooking appliances are designed and developed to professional standard for home use. The company has a long tradition of product development in the metalworking district of Tuscany based on age old methods that are still carried out in Florentine foundries and mechanical workshops. Its kitchen bodywork of heavy steel is finished with fusions of hand-hammered burnished brass, copper and heavy gauge silver plating embodying true Italian design.